Dr. A. Nambi Appadurai

Dr. A. Nambi Appadurai, Director, Climate Resilience Practice, WRI India

Nambi Appadurai is the Director of the Climate Resilience Practice at World Resources Institute, India where he oversees a portfolio of projects that help build climate resilience at different levels. He has been with WRI since 2014. He is currently leading the design and implementation of research and policy work supporting (i) mainstreaming adaptation into development policies and processes, and (ii) promotion of transformative adaptation through experiential learnings at various levels. His work focuses on climate proofing of development plans, creating access to climate finance and scaling up both investments and good practices in climate resilient initiatives at local, subnational and national levels. He has been actively engaged with select streams of work under Global Commission on Adaptation.

Nambi pursued his doctoral degree from Maxwell School, Syracuse University in Interdisciplinary Social Science and holds two post-graduate degrees—one in Development Studies from Cambridge University and another in Public Management and a B.S in Physics from the University of Madras.